Dec 31, 2013

2013 Wrap-Up: It Was a Very Cute Year!

As we look forward to 2014 and all the wonderful things to come, let's take a look at all the amazing and fabulous things we did together in 2013. I have to say, 2013 was a very "Cute" year!

We had lots of fun accomplishments, good deeds, silly stories and milestones this year. In no particular order, here are just a few!

--Moo claimed his not-box back in May and it's still on the floor in my bedroom all these months later.

--After doing lots of kitty transports, we officially launched "Cute Transport Network" and gave our fabulous Cutehead drivers an official group name!

--Together with our partner in rescue, Good Karma Pet Rescue, we rescued, transported and helped save 210 cats total in 2013. Two hundred and ten lives saved!

--As of today, we have 638 Cutehead volunteer drivers from all over the country in our database! (Want to be one, sign up here.)

--Sweet Pea got out of the parking lot, flew to Pittsburgh and back to Florida, stayed at my house and made her case and looked cute until I finally caved in and called her mine, and then left us way too soon.

--We also said goodbye to a couple other parking lot kitties: Orange Guy and Stitch.

--Foster kitty Sebastian swooped in to cheer us all up with his adorable kitten cuteness and lovableness!

--We helped re-rescue and transport seven gorgeous cats from a hoarding situation.

--We celebrated our 2,000th post on Your Daily Cute (and my birthday!) back in April.

--Then in August, we celebrated Your Daily Cute's 5th anniversary. Five years of Cute!

--We lost an absolutely amazing cat, our boy Lestat, who was one of my favorite transport kitties ever.

--I went to the Alley Cat Allies national convention and BlogPaws pet blogging conference.

--Pimp turned 14 years old (and took the most amazing birthday pictures)!

--We had a super fantastic Santa Paws Drive. It was our 5th year doing it, and we raised nearly $8,000 in cash donations, 1,323 dog and cat toys and 106 bags of treats to help bring shelter animals holiday cheer for Christmas!

All in all, I say this was a fabulous year! Thank you to every single one of you for helping making this the Cutest year ever!

Happy New Year, Cuteheads! 

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  1. Congratulations on another cutetastic year

  2. Hey. I just signed up for Cute transport. Thing is, I have surgery coming up in March. February would be a good month for me to help. I am in Houston TX and put down 150 miles, but if it's in January of February, it would be good and I could go further. I would love to help save these precious lives. (and I would help with dogs, too! I'm really a dog person but have two special cats in my life, Cat and Big Kitty!)

  3. Awesome year for sure!

  4. THANK YOU DORIAN AND CUTEHEADS. not only do you bring us fun with the cute stuff but accomplish so much for the animals!!!!! Many blessings in 2014 PURRS AND HUGS MARGARET AND GRAYBALL

  5. We wish you a wonderful and Happy Cute Year!!!

  6. What a great year - thank you for all your hard work

  7. Fabulous! Continued success and Cute New Year to all!

  8. Sometimes, Cats Herd YouDecember 31, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Very happy new year, Dorian. Thank you for all you do!

  9. What a GREAT year...with the exceptions of losing so many dear kitty friends. :( Thank you, Dorian, for doing what you do for all those kitties. You make me strive to be a better cat-friend to all.

  10. Happy New Year!! What a wonderful year of Cute! Congratulations Dorian, Pimp, Moo, Pea (running free at the Bridge <3 ) and all of the wonderful rescuers, drivers, supporters and friends of Cute! :)

  11. A very good rescue friend once told me something that has helped so much. She said that the more kitties you help and know, the odds are that you'll eventually lose some. And them more you help, the odds stay the same, but the numbers are just more -- because we helped more. It was very comforting and just the right thing I needed to hear.

    We are so lucky to have so many kitties that we know and love! While that means we may have to say goodbye to more, it meant all the more love! <3

  12. Thanks, Lynne! No worries -- what we do is contact you if a kitty needs to go through your area, and you can say yes or no. :) No pressure at all. The more options the better! I hope one goes your way soon! Thank you!

  13. You had an amazing year - so many successes. Here's to an even better 2014...

  14. An awesome year......and you've had so many awesome accomplishments. You are admired and loved for all you do in saving so many lives!!! I enjoyed Pimp, Moo and Pea (even though it was for a short time). Many thanks and blessings to you and all of the drivers, rescuers and friends who help so many kitties have wonderful lives. Happy 2014........

  15. Barbara Parker KluthoDecember 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Cute is fantastic!

  16. A wonderful year! I know you all will have many more happy rescue stories in the new year. We love you Dorian, Pimp and Moo and wish you all the best.

  17. d'Artagnan RumblepurrDecember 31, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Happy new year, and thank you for all your hard work helping the less fortunate kitties. You make such a difference to so many, and we hope that 2014 is an amazing year for you :)

  18. Happy Mew Year to you and your family too, Rumbles!

  19. Thanks to my daughter Dorian we had over 20 kittens in our bathroom. I think only one mommy, Poppy. They all started in the bathroom and made theiir way out. We cried when the firsts bunch left... Remember Blackjack, TC and Russo? And OMG how cute were the Prissy T's. So many more and we loved them all. Thanks Dorian, our lives were enriched and the kitties are safe! !

  20. WOW!!!! Yes it sure was a FANTASTIC year of CUTE!! Soooo many accomplishments! I applaud you Dorian and all the transport team for helping so many animals in need. I thank also all the donations given for dogs and cats who so much deserve it.

    Pea is always in my thoughts and in my heart. Dorian, Moo and Pimp, you gave all the love and care Pea craved for and deserved and she made all our lives complete watching her enjoy her life with you.n very good hands.

    I wish you all the best in the New Year Dear Dorian. I admire you. You are so kind and generous. You are more than a faraway blog face with the best stories and videos and news. You have become a friend to me. Everyday I look forward to seeing you and your lovely babies. Give Moo and Pimp a big Happy New Year kiss from me, my big Frank, my silly Jack, my sweet street smart Samantha and my shy and loving Kiki.


  21. And just imagine what we can do in 2014!


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